Life Changes in a Decade

A Decade Later This picture depicts one of the main things that has changed in the last decade.  10 years ago I was finished with chemo, our girls were 16 and 21 and life was busy with a plethora of activities with rare moments alone with Keith.  Now he is my best friend, my sidekick, my rock.  My family is my my prized possession that keeps me going, but yesterday I was reminded that Keith is my true partner in life. We go through everything together; good, bad, and sometimes the ugly. Cancer is a Reminder Being a Colon Cancer…

Taking Life as it Comes

    Hanging in There We moved to a new town 6 weeks ago thinking we would be living in a hotel for a month. Now we are here after 6 weeks and still no place to move in to. We do have a contract on a house and if all goes well, we will move in 11/16. I am finding myself so anxious about the uncertainty, but I remind myself that we have many blessings. This weekend Keith and I went our separate ways for a few days. He was invited to go hunting and I drove to…

Vagabonds

  Vagabonds We closed on our San Antonio home today and are now officially homeless. I have moments of panic of what will come next. We extended our reservation at the extended stay hotel for four more weeks and pray we can find a home soon. pic: Beautiful East Texas trees. Gods Promises The cross pictured at top of this post was given to me by a dear friend when I was diagnosed the first time. She was on vacation in Colorado when Keith called her to let her know I had cancer. She immediately took a walk down by…

Ready for Home Sweet Home

Life Change We are in limbo in a new town trying to find a home while living in a tiny corporate suite/hotel. I was so excited for this part and instead it has become a stressful task. Every house we see has things I love and things I don’t. I feel like I am on an episode of fixer upper without Chip and Joanna to make it perfect. Today was our 6th time out with our realtor and still nothing we are ready to pull the trigger on. Starting to wonder if I’m overthinking or…

🌅Sunrise to Sunset to Sunrise…🌅

📷:⬆️bluebonnet in San Antonio Sunrise in Texas We moved to Texas in 1985 before out first daughter, Rachel was born. We struggled along finding our way to make a living. Some couples do things the “right way”. They finish college, save money, get married, buy a house, have children and live happily ever after. We on the contrary met, fell in love, got married, and fought for every milestone along the way. I realize how much more we appreciated everything back then. When we bought our first washing machine we both watched the spin cycle so proud and…

🖤Be Our Guest🖤

  We moved away from family in 2012 and it tore a little piece of my heart. Our oldest granddaughter, Audree was 9 months old at the time and four more sweet granddaughters have been born all stair stepped in age since. (Audree 6, Hallee 4, Ruth 3, Ivy 2, and Hazel 1) I love their visits and count the days in between. We have also enjoyed hosting many other family and friends in our home. I must say one advantage of being away is that the visits are so much more intimate with 24/7 togetherness with our guests…

🎀It’s the Little Things🎀

  Don’t Ask Speak Your Mind Nurture Love Is All You Need When we are faced with a crisis our first reaction may be to wallow. It is best to let the person that is hurting tell you what they want and below are a few ways to tell. These are just a few examples of how my friends and family showed me kindness when I fought cancer that I will never forget. These apply to how we treat a loved one in any situation when we are close to someone hurting from loss, trial, or illness. Don&#8217…

Rain, Reign.

Umbrella In Case It Rains Umbrella When It Rains Rain or Reign? 2007-2017   Umbrella In Case It Rains Do you open up an umbrella to cover your head every time you step outside just in case it rains?  This is similar to filling our mind with worry about bad things that may happen in our lives.  Our thoughts dictate our attitude and even impact our health; as well as relationships.  If we spend our waking hours worrying about events that may happen, we are not present in the moment and are unable to enjoy life.  We don&#8217…

Picture Perfect

I came across this quote by Howard Hendricks about marriage, but is so true about all relationships and how we see life in general. “…people get married with a picture in their minds of a perfect marriage. Then after a few trials, they discover they aren’t married to a perfect picture, but an imperfect person. When this realization occurs, they will either tear up the picture or they will tear up the person.” Marriage (📷:1985) When we are dating, it is all about impressing each other and an extra effort to make one another happy. We dream of…

Life is Like Floating the River

I have been a little preoccupied with life’s busyness lately and cannot seem to catch a moment to slow down enough to regroup. Do you ever feel like that? Life is good with so many blessings; however I do not feel like I am taking time to reflect with gratitude and that is something that I personally need. We live in the Texas Hill Country and in my opinion, one of the best places on earth to live with a little of everything outdoorsy right in our “backyard”. We have lived here almost 3 years and have not taken…